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A son Excellence Monsieur le Comte de Landenoy, Lnt. General...
A Son Excellence Monsieur le Comte de Landenoy, Lnt. Général, Gouverneur et Admteur. pour le Roi Dans l'Ile de la Guadeloupe. ..."Monsieur le Comte. Dans le mois de mars de l'année 1822 J'ai eu l'honneur de presenter à votre Excellence un mémoire Sur le Mancenillier vénéneuse (hippomane mancinella. Linn.) faisant partie de ma Toxicologie des Antilles. -- Je desirois que ce mèmoire fut communiqué à son Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies..." signed "J. B. Récord Madianna. Docteur en medecine" and written in his hand. This is a lengthy and vehement précis (!) of his "Mémoire sur le Mancenillier vénéneux..." (number M511 in this catalogue)., Original digital object name: bei-m519, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Basseterre, Guadeloupe, 28 Sept. 1848. Ms. Letter to a friend in France...
"Mon cher confrère and ami. Il y a bien longtems que je ne vous ai écrit... j'ai peu à peine correspondre avec ma famille... un nouveau Directeur de l'Interieur nous est arrivé, il me rend à la liberté... Le paquet qui suivit celui qui nous avait apporté la République nous apprit que M. Arago avait eu la faiblesse ou l'imprudence de céder à M. Schoelcher la Direction des affaires Coloniales..."The first section ends: "Je viens de traier de la situation... un tableau bien triste; Si je m'arrîtai pourtant ici, vous n'en connaîtriez pas toute l'horreur... Les dépenses du Service local de 1848 avaient été traiés... de la maniere suivante:" [follow 2 pages of figures, ending:] "Il était donc du à cette époque. . . . . . . . . 350,000.00"The second part (p. 13) begins: "Le restant à recouvrer s'élève en ce moment à F. 923000-- Mais il n'y a presque plus rien à percevoir sur l'impôt à la sortir des sucres, je vous ai dit plus haut que jusqu'en décembre il se ferait à peine quatre mille... Que sera notre situation en 1849?... Ce dernier malheur [the absence of legislative power for the island], le plus grand de tous peut ître, nous le devons en entier à M. Schoelcher. Il a toujours pensé que l'abolition de l'esclavage n'exigeait aucun mesure speciale... Il serait trop long de vous dire tout ce que nous souffrons, tout ce que nous avons souffert de l'insuffisance des pouvoirs legislatifs..." signed "A Liguison", Original digital object name: bei-m578, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Battle of the Saints, West Indies, 10-12 April 1782, Ms. Diary
Unsigned, [Battle of the Saints]"We arrived at St Lucia the 30th of March, where We found the Convoy and Storeships... a great releif, as our whole fleet were...stored and victualled for five Months. We daily reconnoitered the Enemy...""...at 8 minutes [past 8:00 a.m.]... the Formidable opened her fire... when we came near the Ville de Paris... we... Luffed close to her... never I firmly believe was so tremendous Canonade... we were enable to cut thro their line... ... she hardly fired at all tho it was in her Power to have raked us... we... ceas'd firing in the Formidable -- at 38 minutes past 9...""...at 1/2 past 6 the Russel having raked the Ville de Paris... the Count de Grasse struck his Colours... there were almost as loud and thundering Noise by Cheers as there had been by Cannon the Seamen where almost frantic with Joy..."Alexander Robert Kerr (d. 1831) entered the Royal Navy as midshipman in November 1781 and served on Rodney's flagship Formidable. In this account he gives names and positions of all ships during the engagement, with details and times of all signals, he has provided a vivid, detailed description of the British fleet stalking and outmaneuvring the French fleet.Dealer states that this piece comes from Kerr's family papers., Original digital object name: bei-m282, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Bill of lading, Bordeaux, 27 April 1790. Printed form, blanks filled...
[bill of lading]Le Vieux, captain of le Neptune, agrees to deliver red and muscat wines from Jean Jacques Boyer Frères to Mlle. M. de Poyenon[?] at Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe., Original digital object name: bei-m337, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
By the Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia...
By The Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia. ...Imprint at head of title."...By The Delaware Insurance Company of Philadelphia. No. [13737] Whereas [Stephen Dutilh]... do[th] make Insurance... in the Sum of [Ten Thousand] Dollars, lost or not lost, at and from [Guadaloupe to Philadelphia]... of the good [Ship] called the [Dolphin]... whereof is Master... [Thomas Wills]...""The Ship was purchased as a British Prize by Captain Thomas Wills, under Condemnation and at Public Auction..."Signed "Thos. FitzSimons" as President., Original digital object name: bei-m434, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Copy of a Minute of Cabinet <14th Augt. 1795> (docket title)
"...Present Lord Chancellor Lord Privy Seal Duke of Portland Marquis Cornwallis Earl Spencer Lord Hawkesbury Lord Grenville Mr Pitt Mr Windham Mr Dundas His Majesty's Confidential Servants having taken under their serious consideration the present state of the War..."Recommends preparations for offensive in the Leeward Islands and St. Domingo, conquest of Guadeloupe and St. Lucia with not less than "15,000 Effective Infantry", no fewer than "12,000 effective Infantry" to attempt St. Domingo, in order to protect Jamaica as well as to swing the balance into British favor against France and Spain on St. Domingo, "a Body of Guards amounting to 3000 men to serve under General Abercromby.", Original digital object name: bei-m370, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Dissertation Sur Les Eaux Thermales de lisle Guadaloupe. (ms. cover title)
Dissertation Sur Les Eaux Thermales de lisle Guadaloupe. (ms. cover title)"de M Scyffonel[?] medecin Botaniste a la Guadaloupe" on front cover."...Jay donné cy devant les observations que j'avois fait sur la montagne ditte La Soufriere de cette isle guadaloupe. on voit du cette montagne un volcan... j'ay observé quil y avoit aux environs dela volcan plusieurs sources d'eau chaudes et mineralles et que ces sources sont l'origine de plusieurs rivieres. ..." (opening paragraph); "Observations analitiques sur les eaux de la fontaine bouillante. ..." (p. 8); "Moyens de rendre lusage des eaux de la fontaine bouillante salutaires a ceux qui voudront les servir..." (p. 17). Precedes Memoire analitique, 1735? (M66 in this catalogue) which cites this work., Original digital object name: bei-m056, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration.
France. Ministère de la Marine et des Colonies. Bureau d'Administration."Monsieur le Comte, J'ai l'honneur de Vous addresser ampliation d'une ordonnance que le Roi a rendue sur mon rapport..." signed "Clermont Tonnerre", Original digital object name: bei-m515b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
George the Third by the Grace of God...to our beloved Vice Admiral...
George the Third by the Grace of God... to our beloved Vice Admiral The Honorable Sir Alexander Forrester Cochrane...Signed "Arden Registrar."Cochrane's appointment to the governorship of Guadeloupe, which he held through 1813., Original digital object name: bei-m463, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Grenada November 1799 in Continuation Grenada, 4 Nov 1799...
"Grenada November 1799 in Continuation""Monday 4 Novemr. a Very rainy disagreeable Morning. Capt. Huxley, 2d. W. I. Regt. arrived from Mtinico yesterday and brought an Account of the Dutch Fleet having surrendered to Admiral Duncan, that our Troops had landed and took a fort by Storm and were in possession of the Texel. Mr Hughes arrived in Town last evening 4 at dinner Mr Hughes and the family LMj"The last entry, dated Easter Sunday 5 April 1801, is signed "this day ends my second year in... Grenada. T B Campbell Capt 66 Regt. ..."Campbell served as aide to the commanding general, travelling with him about the island and attending most if not all social functions. His entries are usually brief, beginning with a note about the day's weather followed by his activities. He unfailingly describes where and with whom he dined, and is meticulous in noting the arrival and departure of all ships, including privateers and prizes. Reviewing troops, attendance at courts-martial, escorting visiting dignitaries (and losing to them at cards) were all part of Campbell's duties., Original digital object name: bei-m403, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 12 Nov. 1778. ALS to "Monsieur terrason Negt. a york...
Samuel Barrett and Co. (firm).Cannon, beef, and rum., Original digital object name: bei-m261, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Guadeloupe, 22 May 1809. ALS to "Monsieur Le Commandant,"...
"Monsieur Le Commandant, Je Viens de recevoir une Lettre, non Signée que je presume etre de Vous, Je vous envoi donc Le rapport Des Coups de Canon tirés par Les Batteries...", Original digital object name: bei-m458, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Jepson, John, fl. 1759
Jepson, John, fl. 1759."Dear Sir I rec'd. your Company Letter... please Send to Mr. Faneuil In Boston..." signed "John Jepson", Original digital object name: bei-m136b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Landenoy, Antoine Philippe, comte de, fl. 1816-1833. Basseterre 13...
Landenoy, Antoine Philippe, comte de, fl. 1816-1833."Monsieur le Gouverneur, Jai reçu les deux lettres que Votre Excellence m'a fait l'honneur de m'ecrire... Je vois, par là , que la révolte du Carbet est étouffée, et que votre Colonie est rendue a la tranquillité ordinaire..." signed "Le Cte de Landenoy P. S. Du 14 Novbre. J'ai reçu hier une lettre de Mr. de Morderling, portant envoi de celle qui lui a été écrite par le Gouverneur de Porto-Rico...", Original digital object name: bei-m515c, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Letter to d'Herblay, Ste. Marie, 26 May 1665
First line: Celle cy est la troisiesme que Je me suis donné... [first line], "Celle cy est La troisiesme que Je me suis donné Lhonneur de vous escrire, Je vous ay appris mon heureuse arrivee Et Le depart de Monsieur de Tracy... Et mesme a dit que dans la consideration de monsieur de champigny Il ne les auroit pas fraictez dune si douce maniere... Jene scay pas comme Jen seray avec Monsieur Lintendant, Mais Il le veut porter de cet air la, Jay esté le voir deux fois pour conferer avec Luy de nos affaires sans quil moist rendu une visite, Et Javois retenu un bateau pour me porter a Marie galande, quil a envoié alieurs, Je croy que Je seray obbligé dy aller dans Le canot, Monsieur du Lion qui nous faict Lhonneur de nous aymer ma tesmoigné son ressentiment..." signed "De Temericourt.""...in 1649 Guadeloupe with its adjacent islets and Mariegalante passed into the hands of Charles Houël and his brother-in-law, Jean de Boisseret d'Herblay... Jacques Boisseret de Téméricourt was placed over Mariegalante, thanks to the influence of his mother, who received this right for him when she sold her interests to the company..." (Crouse, p. 12)Speaks of the sugar trade--of the difficulty of getting good supplies--of Mariegalante--of Messrs. de Champigny, de Coudray, and de Colbert., Original digital object name: bei-m008
Lettre relative au procés de Mr. Ambert (docket title)
"Le Général Ambert au Général Ernouf capitaine Général, La Commission, Mon cher Général, Nommée par la cour d'appel pour la verification du plan a terminé hier Son operation..." signed "Ambert", Original digital object name: bei-m445b, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
London 27 Nov. 1760. Ms. Letter, signed, to Davenport and Wentworth...
Signed, "...I have this day executed the bill of Sale for the Ship Pretty Nancy... Capt. Appleton has sold your Ship the Britannia... This hands you the Accounts of your Ship the Pretty Nancy Capt Stokell... Wm Baker", Original digital object name: bei-m147, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
London, 12 Jan. 1759. Ms. Letter to Davenport and Wentworth,...
Signed, "Gentlemen The 10th. Octor. was my last to you, the first of this Month I Adjusted your Accot. Currt. ...", has insured the Pretty Nancy and includes details. signed "Wm Baker", Original digital object name: bei-m136a, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Memoire analitique des Eaux chaudes de Boüillante-- ditte de la Guadaloupe. (ms. cover title)
The author of this manuscript is not given, but it appears to be the same research that Peysonnel followed in M56 and references that earlier work. This appears to be a professionally scribed copy., Memoire analitique des Eaux chaudes de Boüillante-- ditte de la Guadaloupe. (ms. cover title)"Du frere Anet Religieux de La Charité a la Guadeloupe" on cover in another hand. Caption title: "Memoire analitique des Eaux chaudes de Boüillante, avec les observations". Refers to Scyffonel[Peysonnel]'s "Dissertation Sur Les Eaux Thermales de lisle Guadaloupe," M56 in this catalogue. "Les hommes n'eussent jamais appliqué leur Esprit a la Recherche, ni á L'exercice d'aucun art qui peut Servir à la guerison des Maladies, et à la conservation de La santé... les Eaux chaudes de Boüillante que la nature nous présente ici, peuvent approcher du Spécifique, non seulement pour une mîme maladie, mais pour differentes jndispositions. "Ce n'est point une decouverte que je pretende faire voir quels Eaux chaudes de Boüillante, ni faire la description chorographique de L'Isle; mais faire L'analise que personne n'a encore fait..." There is a marginal note in the same hand as the attributions on the front covers of both this work and the preceding Dissertation. The author cites cures effected from 1719 to 1735 in detail by name and date, and cites the above Dissertation on page [11]., Original digital object name: bei-m061, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.
Military Remarks Relative to the Island of Guadeloupe by Archd: Campbell Capt: Lieut: Engineer. 1766. (ms. title-page)
Military Remarks Relative to the Island of Guadeloupe by Archd: Campbell Capt: Lieut: Engineer. 1766. (ms. title-page)"Contents... Necessary information previous to the attack of Guadeloupe... Siege of Fort Royal... Attack of the Grand Camp... attack of the Dosdáne... Grand Ance... Fort George... Grande Reduit...""Introduction. As it has been at all times a Settled Maxim in Military Discipline; that it is the indispensible duty of every Officer, to be assiduous in making his Observations...""Archd: Campbell Capt: Lieut: Engineer" at end of text.Refers to three plans and four sketches which are not present., Original digital object name: bei-m174, This digital resource is provided by the Special Collections department, Hamilton College, Clinton, New York, United States.

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